A meet-up for programmers, web developers and designers to discuss and showcase their "£5 apps" - lightweight software created by one or two people who take a simple idea and run with it.
The discussion will range from technical (what tools/languages were used during development) to business (building communities, spreading the word, costs and rewards).
This is the 3rd £5 app meet.
This month Dan Glegg (http://angryamoeba.co.uk/) will be talking about developing Tails, (http://www.tailshq.com/) Angry Amoeba's web-based bugtracking application. To quote Dan:
"We’ll be talking about the project from conception to platform, our experience running an accidentally-social beta programme, our approach to the user experience and how we use open source software to virtually increase the size of our development team from 1 to 1,000. We’ll also have some exciting announcements about the service."
PLEASE NOTE: This will be a different talk to the one Dan is giving at the geek dinner. The talk Dan is giving at the £5 app will be concerning "Tails", whereas talk at the geek dinner will be on "socialisation of frameworks and patterns".
Only one talk this time around, so instead of the second talk we will be giving people an opportunity to "pitch a £5 app" - basically a chance for people to throw out an idea and get some feedback. Possibly also as a way to recruit a few willing bodies to their cause!
So far we've got about three pitches lined up. One for Danny's "StripMe", Neil's "Art-Hole" and tentatively one other "social pizza" site.
As usual Ian and John will be providing beer and soft drinks. As the ginger cake went down quite well last time John may well set aside some time for baking too.
UPDATE: please make sure you un-attend on upcoming if you can't make it - there is an exhibition on display at 13 Brunswick square and space is more limited than normal.
Official Website: http://ianozsvald.com/
Added by lilspikey on May 21, 2007